The Dogs look to take first place on their own tonight for the first time this season as they host the Victoria Grizzlies.
Read up on the game with my preview on the Bulldogs website here....
Here's an article from the other side of the puck from the Victoria Times Colonist "Grizzlies hit road for crucial tests"
Bring your non-perishable food items tonight and you'll get a paper airplane. Toss that bad boy and you could win a turkey or ham!
BANTAM BULLDOGS SPLIT
The Bantam A Bulldogs split their games on the Dec 5-6 weekend, outplaying Cowichan at Fuller Lake in a 4-1 game, but unable to find a winning combination at home against Nanaimo. They are tied for 3rd place in the Island League Division 1 standings.
In Fuller Lake the Bulldogs drew first blood on a power play when Austin Smith ripped a hard shot in from the left circle. Logan Savard assisted. Cowichan evened it up as the first period ended. The second period was an end to end battle. With only 2:27 left on the clock Corey Beecroft and Savard worked the puck across the blue line. Savard went hard to the net and drove in the game winning goal on the blocker side. At 11:31 of the third period Beau Wilson and Liam MacLeod cycled the puck to big Tyler Wilhelm in the slot to get the insurance goal. The Bulldogs protected their lead for the rest of game, keeping Cowichan in the other end. With a minute left Beecroft worked the puck in for MacLeod to finish it off with a 4-1 win.
Casey Davidson made some great saves to maintain the Alberni lead, but the whole team played intense hard hockey for three periods to take this one. They next play an exhibition game against Cowichan on December 12 followed by a game in Comox on Dec 13.
The Bantam reps have picked up another sponsor. Tseshaht Market joins Dave Koszegi and Sure Span Construction as sponsors of the Bantam A team.